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Correlation between selected parameters of planting material and strawberry yield

Marcin Bartczak, Jolanta Lisiecka, Mikołaj Knaflewski

Department of Vegetable Crops
Poznan University of Life Sciences
D±browskiego 159, 60-594 Poznań, Poland
e-mail: lisica@up.poznan.pl

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of fresh and dry weight, as well as the number and length of roots and number of crowns of different types of plants, on the yield of strawberry grown for the spring and autumn harvests. Three different types of frigo strawberry plants (waiting bed plants, plug plants, A+ plants) and two strawberry cultivars (‘Honeoye’ and ‘Elsanta’) were compared in the experiment. The plants were grown in polypropylene bags in an unheated glasshouse in the years 2002-2005. The correlation coefficients were calculated to estimate the relationship of the strawberry plants’ parameters to the yield quantity. An analysis of regression for the plant parameters that most significantly correlated to the strawberry yield was carried out, which determined that the fresh and dry weight of the strawberry plants, crown number, as well as length of roots were positively correlated to the quantity of the strawberry yield. The highest positive correlation coefficient was found for the fresh weight of a whole plant and the lowest one for the number of roots.

Bartczak M., Lisiecka J., Knaflewski M., 2010. Correlation between selected parameters of planting material and strawberry yield. Folia Horticulturae 22/1: 9-12.